Jada Rowland

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Jada Rowland
Born (1943-02-23) February 23, 1943 (age 80)
Occupation(s)Actress, illustrator
Years active1949–1983
(m. 1982)

Jada Rowland (born February 23, 1943) is an American actress and illustrator.

Early life[edit]

A native of Staten Island, Rowland was born into a family of actors and artists. Rowland is the sister of actor Jeffrey Rowland and actress Gigi Anderson. Her brother played her husband on As the World Turns (Dr. Dan Stewart), although they appeared on the show in different years. Rowland's sister appeared on The Secret Storm as Peggy Bennett during the time Rowland was working on the show.


She has appeared on Broadway and television daytime soap operas. She has appeared as Dr. Susan Stewart on As the World Turns and Carolee Simpson Aldrich, R. N. #2 on The Doctors starting September 6, 1976, until the final episode on December 31, 1982.[1] She later appeared on the prime-time serial The Hamptons. She was offered an audition for the Dustin Hoffman film Tootsie, since that feature film incorporated a fictional soap opera, Southwest General, but she rejected it.

In her signature role, Rowland portrayed Amy Ames Britton Kincaid on The Secret Storm for most of its 20-year run.[2] This character grew up in real time instead of the common soap-opera "rapid aging", where a young actor is replaced by an older one to age the character more quickly.

Published children's books she has illustrated include Bringing the Farmhouse Home (by Gloria Whelan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1992); Miss Tizzy (by Libba Moore Gray, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993); The Statue of Liberty (by Lucille Recht Penner, Random House, 1995); and Raising the Roof (by Ronald Kidd, Habitat for Humanity International, 1995).[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1954, 1955 Pond's Theater Lee 2 episodes
1954–1973 The Secret Storm Amy Ames 5,0009 episodes
1955 The Devil's Disciple Essie Television film
1955 Producers' Showcase Child / Little Mary 2 episodes
1956 Star Tonight Alice Episode: "Early Frost"
1959 The United States Steel Hour Sally Episode: "Whisper of Evil"
1959 Deadline Kathy Episode: "Dumb Kid"
1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre Peggy Hayward Episode: "Journey to Oblivion"
1968; 1986 As The World Turns Dr. Susan Burke Stewart 1968-Contract; 1986-Temporary Replacement for Marie Masters
1969–1979 Sesame Street Jennie 8 episodes
1976–1982 The Doctors Carolee Simpson 848 episodes


  1. ^ Leiber, Sarah Jae. "THE DOCTORS Cast Reunites Oct. 23". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  2. ^ Gates, Anita (March 27, 2013). "Lori March, 'Secret Storm' Actress, Dies at 90". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  3. ^ "Artist profile: Jada Rowland of Greenport". Northforker. September 27, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2023.

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